Four Drink Pairings for Grana Padano

Until recently, Grana Padano and I were long-lost pen pals. My last blog post about this strapping cheese was back in 2010 when I spent an evening with Grana making pesto. Then in 2012, when I was writing Di Bruno Bros. House of Cheese, we corresponded again – I called Grana “Parmigiano’s understudy.” That’s because […]

Cocktails and More With The Darlingtons

Drumroll please! Friends, my brother André and I are on the verge releasing our second book and starting a new cocktail column in Organic Life Magazine. I know, I know — you must be wondering: what about le fromage?! Don’t worry, Madame Fromage has been around for almost 8 years, and it’s not going anywhere. But, […]

Upcoming Events: Headhouse Market, Hazon Food Festival, Clay Studio

Beautiful people, this feels like a month for cocktails. I’ll be signing books at the venues below in and around Philadelphia. And, for those of you outside of the city (hello, darlings!), please look for my latest book on the shelves of Anthropologie. My brother André and I loved writing this book together, and we are delighted […]

Pairings: Alpine Cheese and An Old Fashioned

One of my favorite drinks in The New Cocktail Hour — the recent book I wrote with my brother André — has to be the Old Fashioned. Its flavor profile is aromatic, earthy, and sweet-spicy, thanks to a mix of whiskey or brandy, bitters, sugar, and orange peel. That, friends, is a true Old Fashioned, the first cocktail […]

The Curd Convention + Mike Geno Happy Hour

Friends in Philadelphia, I have two book events for The New Cocktail Hour this month for your calendars: the Curd Convention (April 10) and a special Happy Hour at Mike Geno’s painting studio (April 23rd). Please read on for details! The Curd Convention (April 10) This Sunday marks Philadelphia’s first Curd Convention — part of the Philly Farm & […]